August Book Reviews

August Book Reviews

In late 2018, my to be read list was more like a ‘never-going-to-read’ library.  Jane Austen littered my windowsills, Zadie Smith lined by cupboards, Oscar Wilde sprawled over my kitchen and you do not even want to know who was hiding under my bed.  I loved nothing more than receiving novels in the post, picking [...]

Every Beauty Product I Am Using Right Now

Every Beauty Product I Am Using Right Now

Self-care really became a priority during the lockdown of 2020.  Thankfully, it is also something I have carried on doing after returning to work.  I find it so peculiar that we can spend so much time with ourselves but are sometimes unwilling to truly look after number one.  Before, my skincare routine consisted of washing [...]

Notes From My iPhone | January – August 2020

Notes From My iPhone | January – August 2020

Monday 20 January 2020 09:44 It’s 9:43.  I’m lying on his chest, with his arm around me and his leg draped over me.  He’s peacefully breathing - calm and steady. It’s so relaxing to listen to. I can feel my eyes simultaneously dropping. He smells like him - it’s good but indescribable.  I am safe.  [...]

July Book Reviews

July Book Reviews

July 2020 marked the re-opening of the world post-lockdown.  The pubs were bustling, the brunch places saw avocado’s dashing out the door and my beloved swimming pool welcomed me back with open arms.  For me, July was a busy month.  There was a new job, a trip home (my first since Xmas 2019!), a shift [...]

June Book Reviews

June Book Reviews

While five books in a month may seem like a lot, for me I was slightly disappointed.  Considering in January I read eight and May ten; five seemed like a bit of a step back.  The positives however are that I almost enjoyed every single novel I stuck my nose into this month.  The theme [...]